Wilford Brimley was Howard Hughes' bodyguard.
Tomorrow, the 2013 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival kicks off—and mental_floss will be there!
The Bubonic Plauge, also known as the Black Death, killed at least 75 million people on three continents.
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He wasn’t a Star or a Blackhawk or a Bruin, but the cartoonist did make some important contributions to the American sport of ice hockey.
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Breathe a sigh of relief that these gadgets are no longer in your M.D.'s arsenal.
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In all of television history, no fictional character hosting fictional documentaries is better loved than Troy McClure.